earthquake

Restore or Protect: Which Environmental Choice Would You Make?

Candice Gaukel Andrews by Candice Gaukel Andrews | June 10th, 2011 | 10 Comments
topic: Eco Travel, Green Living | tags: California, dams, earthquake, earthquake eco restoration, eco restoration, environment, environmental awareness, grassland restoration, Hetch Hetchy Valley, John Muir, nature, pandas, polar-bears, San Francisco, Sierra Club, Tigers, Tuolumne River, wetland restoration, Yosemite National Park

Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite

The Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park was once described by naturalist John Muir as, “A grand landscape garden, one of nature’s rarest and most precious mountain mansions.”

But in 1913, the U.S. Congress authorized the city of San Francisco to construct a dam and reservoir on the Tuolumne River in Hetch Hetchy to ensure that San Francisco would have a dependable water supply. It is said that the act broke John Muir’s heart, and some have even suggested that this great sadness hastened his death in 1914. By 1923, the dam was completed and the valley was flooded under several hundred feet of water.

Today, the Hetch Hetchy Valley, like many of America’s natural landscapes, is at the center of a restoration debate. But is trying to turn back the clock on natural areas we altered long ago the best way to spend environmental funds, especially in these cash-strapped times? Or would working to protect those wild places we still have in their original state be a better use of scant resources?

Prayer for Japan

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | March 22nd, 2011 | No Comments
topic: Giving Back, Personal Growth | tags: disaster, donations, earthquake, God, gratitude, grief, healing, HOPE, inspiration, Japan, loss, love, oneness, Pacific, Personal Growth, prayer, rescue, spirituality, tragedy, tsunami, universal oneness

Group of people praying on the beach

As our brothers and sisters in Japan struggle to find peace, understanding, support and a sense of order after this month’s devastating earthquake, I invite each of you to join me as I offer these words of prayer:

Journal of My First Week at a Medical Aid Center in Haiti

Mark Hyman, M.D. by Mark Hyman, M.D. | January 22nd, 2010 | 2 Comments
topic: Giving Back | tags: donating, earthquake, haiti, humanitarian relief, medical aid, rescue

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An update to Dr. Hyman’s post from the day he left for Haiti.

I slept through the aftershock this morning. A small 6.1 earthquake that had no real impact because everything that could be destroyed, was already destroyed, but the aftershocks that will ripple through the lives of the Haitian people will last for decades.

Called to Serve in Haiti

Mark Hyman, M.D. by Mark Hyman, M.D. | January 20th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Giving Back | tags: donating, earthquake, haiti, humanitarian relief, medical aid, rescue

Hyman-Screen-Shot-Web-ReadyThe horrors in Haiti hit me deeply, and I was compelled into action when the call came for doctors, surgeons and medical supplies to treat the hundreds of thousands of wounded.

There are few times in our lives when we can contribute to something larger than ourselves. Now, felt like one of those times for me.

Safe Ways to Donate to Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | January 14th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Gaiam Happenings | tags: donating, earthquake, haiti, humanitarian relief, rescue

Boys Digging In Collapsed Building in Haiti

As you will have already heard and seen across the news, a cataclysmic earthquake measuring 7.0 magnitude caused absolute devastation in Haiti on January 12, 2010.

Aerial view of Haiti earthquake disaster

Thousands of people still remain trapped under rubble and international aid workers are scrambling to provide medical care, food and water to tens of thousands of surviviors.

Earthquake survivor in Haiti